Golden Seals Alternate Logo
The California Golden Seals were a professional ice hockey team based in Oakland, California. The team was active between 1967 and 1976 and played in the National Hockey League (NHL). One of their most recognizable features was their alternate logo which featured a stylized seal with crossed hockey sticks behind it. This logo has become an iconic part of NHL history and is still used today to represent the Golden Seals' legacy.
The original design for the alternate logo dates back to 1968 when artist Tony Venosa created it as part of his portfolio for college applications at San Francisco State University's School of Design. It featured a white silhouette on green background, representing both Oakland’s natural environment as well as its industrial past with crossed sticks symbolizing strength and unity among players from different backgrounds playing together on one team; this theme would later be adopted by other teams such as the New York Islanders who also have similar logos featuring animals or objects crossing each other’s paths behind them.
Although there have been some minor changes over time – most notably changing from green to blue in 1972 – overall, this classic design remains largely unchanged since its introduction more than 50 years ago; making it one of few remaining symbols that continues to represent not only sports but also the culture within Northern California communities where fans still proudly display memorabilia bearing these images across generations even after all these years since they first appeared during The Seal’s heyday era before eventually folding due lack financial support following relocation attempts elsewhere throughout US West Coast cities like Cleveland Ohio where failed negotiations ultimately led franchise disappearance completely until recently 2019 when new ownership group successfully revived brand under same name though now operating out Las Vegas Nevada instead.
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1971 - 1974
Green, white and yellow seal holding a white stick on a yellow and green letter “C.”
1971 - 1974
Green, white and yellow seal holding a white stick on a yellow and green letter “C.” Wordmark below in green “CALIFORNIA GOLDEN SEALS.”
Roundel logo Green and white seal holding a black stick on a yellow, black and white letter “O.” Wordmark “OAKLAND” in green and off center on top. Wordmark “SEALS” in green below the logo.
1968 - 1970
Green, black and white seal holding a black stick on a green, black and white letter “O.”